WANE in Indiana reports:
An undercover federal investigation targeting child sex predators over the Internet has resulted in 24 arrests, including those of at least 13 men from across Indiana, including Allen and Adams Counties. Fourteen of the men who were arrested appeared in U.S. District Court in Hammond yesterday on charges of attempting to induce, entice and coerce for sex undercover federal agents who were posing as 13-year-old girls.It's good to know that twenty-four more perverts have been removed from the streets. It's time we start handing out life sentences for sexual predators. Pedophilia should NEVER make it to mainstream American culture -- even though groups like NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are working in that vain. Pedophilia is a sickness of mind and a sexual deviation that cannot be tolerated by ANY culture. The cost on the lives of our children will be too high.
Federal prosecutors are expected to reveal details of the case later today at the Porter County Sheriff's Department in Valparaiso. The 14 men, who claimed to range in age from 22 to 47, are expected to have detention hearings this week to determine whether they should remain in custody pending the outcomes of their cases.
Those appearing in court yesterday were Thomas L. Wallace of Anderson; Mark Ciesolka of Columbus; David C. Rouhselang of Crown Point; Justin Reichart of Fort Wayne; David Lohman of Indianapolis; Jeffrey P. Taylor of Logansport; Stephen W. Schaffer of Martinsville; Clayton McNeely of Monticello; Donald L. Cochran of Rushville; Rahul Mannara of South Bend; James Daniel and Matthew Hensley, both of Valparaiso; Jimmie Collins of Whiteland; and Charles Dean Fuller, whose address was not immediately available. NewsChannel 15 has also learned James McManus of Spencerville was also arrested in the sting along with 21-year old Travis Springer of Decatur.